Travelling is never as just simple as getting from A to B. Whether you’re sailing in a stately cruise liner or running for a grimy commuter train, your mode of transport affects the way you look at the things around you. Travel can even make us question who we are at home: will we be the same person at the other end of the journey?
The poems in this anthology take in day-trippers and business travellers, but also characters who are forced to voyage against their will, as well as those with no choice but to stay put. Whatever your destination, this book is a companion for the journey, exploring the nuances of the strange state of being in transit.
With poems from Zayneb Allak, Sharon Black, Jeanette Burton, Nancy Campbell, George David Clark, Claire Collison, Anna Kisby, Jo Dixon, Andy Eaton, Charlotte Eichler, Rosie Garland, Rebecca Gethin, Rich Goodson, Susannah Hart, Fiona Larkin, Shara Lessley, Nick Littler, Lila Matsumoto, Colleen J. McElroy, Jane McKie, Fiona Moore, Miranda Peake, Cheryl Pearson, Ilse Pedler, Yvonne Reddick, Andrea Robinson, William Roychowdhury, Vicky Sparrow, David Tait, Andrew Taylor, Maria Taylor, Alex Toms, Bitite Vinklers, Rory Waterman, Rebecca Violet White, Simon Williams, Jeremy Wikeley, Peter Surkov and Cliff Yates.
Praise for In Transit:
‘This is a fine little book which may well inspire you to write your own poems about travelling.’ – London Grip